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News Briefs: Week of September 18, 2013
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This Week

Thursday, Sept. 19


Mayer Elementary School will host its second annual McTeacher Night at the Cordes Lakes McDonalds Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 20

Seniors, family caregivers and senior resource providers are invited to the Senior Resources Conference and Expo on Friday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yavapai College gymnasium, 1100 E. Sheldon in Prescott. Presentations by local experts will occur on-the-hour on some of the most sensitive issues relating to the challenges of being a senior or caregiver. Come for the whole day, or just for topics that interest you. Dozens of local senior resource providers will provide free information about their products and services. Admission is free. For an event schedule or more information, visit www.SeniorConnection.us or call Debbie Stewart at 778-3747.

Friday, Saturday

Sept. 21, 22


Cordes Lakes Days is set for Friday and Saturday. The theme honors first responders. There will be Dancing Under the Stars from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20. The parade will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. It will travel from the Junction, across Stagecoach to Cordes Lakes Drive, then south to the Community Center. At 10 a.m. the doors open to fun, food and games. The award winning Ghost Riders will make several appearances throughout the day and the drawing for the Arcosanti Bell will take place. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased during Cordes Lakes Days.

Mayer

The Mayer Elementary School is holding its Fall Festival at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3. The event is in the gym and features fun and food.

Mayer Community Church offers several weekly studies and events. The public is welcome free of charge.

Men's Bible Study - 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays

Jr. and Sr. High Youth group. Enjoy fun times with friends and learn something that might change your life! 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Women's Bible Study. Join us as we begin a new study in the book of Acts starting Sept. 18. 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays

Moms in Prayer. Christian Moms, Grandmothers, Aunts, neighbors - any woman interested in praying for children and schools, whether public, private, or homeschool, from preschool through college. Pray for your own children as well. 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Springs Church offers Project Friday throughout the school year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first and third Friday of each month. Project Friday is for children kindergarten - sixth grade. It is a safe place for children to do a variety of projects together. Make creative things, build construction (KNEX), learn how to bake yummy snacks and do fun indoor and outdoor activities together. Lunch is provided and parents and children are invited to come participate or observe anytime.

The next Project Friday will take place on Sept. 20 at the Springs Church Ministry Center, 10051 S. Second Street, Mayer, directly behind the Mayer Post Office on 2nd Street.

For more information call or text Jill Metcalf at 928-925- 3067.

Mayer Area Meals on Wheels, Inc. will have their semi-annual Casino Night from 5 - 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Mayer Activity Center, 10051 Miami St, Mayer. We'll be playing Texas Hold'em, Black Jack, Draw Poker and Stud Poker.  For non-gamblers, we'll have board games available.  Pizza and soft drinks will be served at a nominal charge.  The store will be open to purchase prizes either with chips or cash.  All proceeds benefit Mayer Area Meals on Wheels.

Big Bug Charity Quilters meets from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Monday at the Mayer Activity Center, 10051 Miami St, Mayer.

Mayer Area Meals on Wheels has a van to transport individuals to doctors, lab appointments, and shopping.  The van has an electronic lift for wheelchairs.  A reservation can be made by phone at 928-632-7511. The van driver stays with the individual rather than simply dropping off.  He will assist riders in boarding and departing the van and with grocery shopping.  The price has risen to $30 round trip to Prescott and/or Prescott Valley. 

If riders wish to travel within the service area of Cordes Lakes, Spring Valley, Mayer, Poland Junction, or Dewey-Humboldt, the cost is free. It pays to plan ahead and call as soon as your appointment is scheduled. The van also does one day of free grocery shopping in Prescott and Prescott Valley and one free day for just fun such as thrift store shopping, the Hummingbird Festival in Sedona, yard sale shopping, picnics, etc. We're open to new ideas for the free trips. For more information call MAMOW at 928-632-7511.

Carpenter's Pantry Food Bank is located at 10051 South 2nd Street in Mayer. Fresh produce is scheduled for every Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The food bank will be open from 9-10 a.m. on the last Saturday of the month.

The program is sponsored by Springs Church and is free for those living in the Highway 69 corridor. For questions, contact Art or Sharon Frame 928-713-5492.

Cordes Lakes

Mountain of Faith Lutheran Church in Cordes Lakes is having their Annual Oktoberfest. Everyone is invited from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Fun for the whole family. German menu - $6.50/adults, and $3/children 12 & under. Music, door prizes, raffle items and white elephant sale. The church is located 20135 E. Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Lakes.

Breakfast cooked to order is available the third Saturday of each month from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center, 16357 S. Cordes Lakes Drive. The menu features the "full plate" for only $5. There are eight separate choices, as well as a la carte items.

The weekly Jam Session continues on Wednesday. It is still at Bill Teahon's house, 20273 East Quail Run, starting at 1:30 p.m. Bring your instrument and join in the fun. Contact Bill at 928-772-6044 for more information.

AL Anon open meetings are on Monday, at 9:30 a.m. at the Cordes Lakes Community Center. Contact Len at 928-632-9064.

Big Bug Gem & Mineral Club meets at 7 p.m. the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Community Center. Contact Art Frame 928-713-5492 for information. The club is on vacation now until September.

Love Ministry is located at 14720 S. Stagecoach Trail in Cordes Junction in the mobile at the Extra Self Storage. Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m the 3rd and 4th weekends of the month. Contact Carol Peck at 928- 899-5050.

Other Areas

The Mayer Unified School District is required to keep Special Education records for seven (7) years after a child leaves Special Education. Any records prior to the school year(s) 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 are no longer needed to provide educational services. Therefore, the Mayer Unified School District will destroy these records unless the parent or student over 18 years of age requests in writing - within 45 days of this notice - their request for a copy of these records prior to destruction. Destruction of these records is the best protection against improper and unauthorized disclosure.

Please be aware that these records may be needed for social security benefits or for other purposes in the future. If you wish to view or acquire the file now for your own reference, please make your request in writing to the Special Services Office at Special Education Office, Mayer Unified School District #43, P.O. Box 1059, Mayer, AZ 86333.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Arizona taxpayers who need assistance preparing and filing their 2013 tax returns.

Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is particularly in need of volunteers who are bilingual to support the increasing number of Spanish-speaking taxpayers seeking assistance. There is also a need for those with management or marketing skills to assist in providing leadership support.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. They help taxpayers at sites around the state, learning new skills while giving back to countless communities. In addition to completing tax returns, volunteers are needed to serve as greeters and client facilitators.

For more information on volunteering with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, visit www.aarp.org/tavolunteer8 or call toll-free 888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). Deadline for volunteer applications is Dec. 15, 2013.

Arizona Mounted Officers Training Association (M.O.T.A.) will conduct a horsemanship clinic Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8, at the Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center, 7500 Civic Circle in Prescott Valley. Instructors are local trainer Toah Hatch and certified mounted officers. Basic Mounted Sensory training is Saturday and Intermediate Mounted Sensory training is Sunday.

For more information, contact Ted Noël III at 602-885-0811, Jill Clark at 480-298-8777 or visit www.AZMountedOfficers.com.

Spring Valley Property Owners Association meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Pot luck starts at 6 p.m.


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